Famous Writers Share The Teachers Who Changed Their Lives

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There’s a popular bumper sticker that states “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” It’s the kind of sentiment we can get behind at

After all, it’s the teachers of the world who help kids learn how to read and write and to use the dictionary and thesaurus too.

Thank your teacher

With the nation’s 3.2 million teachers adjusting to the new world of distance learning and parents struggling to do the job of both parenting and teaching, now more than ever we’re seeing just what kind of impact teachers have on America’s kids.

Teachers are valuable.

Teachers are important.

Teachers are beneficial.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. We asked some of your favorite writers — from Chuck Wendig to Stephanie Land, Chris Grabenstein to Veronica Roth—to share a little bit about the teachers who inspired them to read and write.

They want to say thank you to those teachers. And you can too.

Tell a teacher, an educator, an advisor, or a guide just how much they have meant to you. Share your gratitude with #ThankYourTeacher.

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